Finally. It’s here. Videos of the GNU GPLv3 announcement are available in different stream qualities and OGG format.
You can watch the video of Richard Stallman announcing the release and giving an overview of the major changes at the FSF’s Boston office on June 29, 2007.
Remember what the new licence represents. It’s not only about Novell, which is a secondary issue. GPLv3 maintains and protects the integrity of the consumer’s freedom. It also supports the developers. Some businessmen may not like it so much, but when was greed not a foe of independence and human rights?
Additionally, a bit of general coverage from the FSF board is now available at Linux.com.
Best known for his many roles in Debian, Hill is also a member of the Ubuntu Community Council, an advisor to One Laptop Per Child, a director of Software Freedom International, and the originator of several free software projects — to say nothing of an active voice for the Free Culture Movement, and the occasional organizer of such activities as last fall’s iPod Liberation Event in Cambridge, Mass. Hill recently took on his largest challenge yet as the youngest director on the Free Software Foundation’s board of directors.
There was speculation a while back that Richard Stallman might give way to the young(er) generation. It’s usually composed of people who never saw the world where Free software and (benevolent) hacking once thrived. That said, it is also a rebellious generation that appreciates Free software because it is coming to witness and suffer from what became Stallman’s apocalypse — a world of Defective by DesignTM consumer devices and endless spying on the user. Seniors, unlike juniors, are more resistant to change. The future looks bright.